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at a johannesburg soccer stadium. president obama leaves this morning for south africa where he'll attend the massive public memorial. former president's bush, clinton and carter will also be in attendance along with more than 50 heads of state, making it one of the largest gatherings of world leaders in recent history. >> this is a test for us. >> reporter: the head of south africa's national defense force says the country is prepared for the challenge of equipping the dignitaries -- of keeping the dignitaries safe. >> we believe that probably a billion people will be watching how south africa will perform. >> reporter: south africans of all races and religious backgrounds saying prayers for the man credited with uniting a country once bitterly divided. and the singing rang loud here in the bay area at san francisco's memorial yesterday. several showed up to joyfully honor the anti-apartheid leader. >> this is the beginning of a series of events planned all week in south africa. it kicked off with yesterday's national day of prayer for the leader. reporting live. kpix 5. >>> time is 6:10
and more. >>> when president obama visited south africa this past summer, he brought his family to robin island to see the cell where nelson mandela had been imprisoned by the apartheid regime for so many years. because mr. mandela had been so ill this year, president obama did not personally visit with him while he was on that trip to south africa. in fact, this is interesting. the only time the two men apparently ever met in person was in 2005 in washington, when mr. obama was just starting his career in the united states senate. "the new york times" reports that the one visit started when mr. mandela's advisers told him, while he was on a trip to washington, that while he was there, he ought to take a little bit of time to try to meet this rising star young senator who had given such a great speech at the democratic national convention the year before. and so senator obama got the call, unexpectedly. he was on his way to meeting on a totally different subject at the time, but he diverted course in washington and drove to mr. mandela's hotel room in washington. and that is where this p
obama and the first lady will be going to south africa on tuesday. and former presidents jimmy carter and bill clinton will also be going to south africa this week. nelson mandela will be laid to rest this week. charlene hunter-gault who worked for npr during nelson mandela's presidency, and from new york, special correspondent tom brokaw. here is tom back in 1990 interviewing nelson mandela after he was released from prison. it's a great photo. the reverend jesse jackson is here, one of the first people to greet mandela after he was released from prison. what a great day that was. we'll talk about it. and he wrote a book entitled "mandela's way." and charles ogletree who marched for mandela's freedom and subsequently met with him several times. welcome to all of you. it's a great privilege to have this conversation. i want to begin in south africa with charlene hunter-gault and have her set the scene with this national period of mourning and reflection and celebration. good morning, charlene. >> reporter: right now, david, it is pouring down rain, and in south africa rain is a sign o
to come, stay with us. lots ahead. >>> when president obama visited south africa, he brought his family to see the cell where nelson mandella had been imprisoned. because he had been so ill this year, president obama did not personally visit with him. in fact, this is interesting. the only time the two men apparently ever met in person was in 2005 in washington when mr. obama was just starting his career in the united states senate. the one visit started when mr. mandella's advisors told him while he was on a trip to washington. they too old him to take a time. and so senator obama got the call unexpectedly. he day verted course in washington and drove to mr. mandella's hotel room in washington. and that is where this picture was taken, which is the only picture of the two men ever taken. that's the only time they've brn photographed together. we'll be right back, more to come. >>> 30 days ago, my wife and i stepped on the soil of this united states once more we were received with overwhelming atrebts of friendship and solidarity. it is beyond any doubt that the organization came as a r
washington. >>> president obama is making a long trip from washington to south africa to honor civil rights legend nelson mandela. tomorrows memorial service will serve as a rare reunion of nearly all of the living american presidents. kpix5 is in the news room now and the number of dig any tar its i imagine is giving south african police quite a security challenge. >> reporter: yes, frank. more than 80,000 mourners are expected to attend the memorial and thousands of police officers will be on hand and right now a memorial outside nelson mandela's former home is growing as well as a crowd of south africans who have come together since his death. >> police are preparing today for a memorial service for nelson mandela at a soccer stadium tomorrow. president obama leaves this morning for south africa where he will attend the massive public memorial. former presidents bush, clinton and carter will also be in attendance along with more than 50 heads of state, making it one of the largest gatherings the world leaders in recent history. >> this is a test for us. >> the head of south africa's nati
of us will share time with on earth. >> he no longer belongs to us. but to the ages. >> president obama plans to travel to south africa to attend the memorial service. the bay area is mourning the loss of bay area have given me and my delegation hope to continue farther >> thousands cheered when he spoke in 1990. mandela visited shortly after being released from prison. congressman barbara lee shared these thoughts with thus summer. >> president mandela is a person who really demonstrates that sacrifice is sometimes what it takes to be able to continue with the fight of freedom and justice. >> many point to the bay area as being a world wide leader in the antiapartheid movement. years of protests forced local corporations to divest from south africa. >> here is how world leaders are reacting to the death. former president clinton tweeted irr . >> former president bush told abc news this great man will be missed but contributions will live on, forever. >> there was a mement of silence at the united nations security council today. the un president called mandela a giant for justice and a
met the south african leader once, president obama clearly understands the meaning of mandela. i was in college when mandela was freed from prison. in 1990 i traveled to oakland to see him during his visit to the u.s. on a victory tour, of sorts. he thank ed the tens of thousans gathered in the oakland sun for his support and toppling the right racist regime. his pure joy talking to the crowd is what i will always remember. i welcome this moment to pay tribute to nelson mandela as a figure who can inspire human beings to be better people. he exuded patience, principal as well as grace as a person. even after so much had been taken from him, he kept his heart open and changed the world. up next here, more on mandela and his relationship with the u.s. with our political roundtable after this short break. >>> "meet the press" is back with our political roundtable. here this morning, tom brokaw, al sharpton, paul gigoe and katty kay. now, david gregory. >> we're back from new york. the reverend al sharpton sheer. your book is out now called "the rejected stone." congratulations on th
, but still the proud father of a new south africa. that meeting in washington was mr. obama's only opportunity to tell mandela in person how he inspired his own political activism. >> my very first political action, the first thing that i ever did that involved an issue or a policy or politics was a protest against apartheid and like so many around the globe, i cannot fully imagine my own life without the example that nelson mandela set and so long as i live, i will do what i can to learn from him. >> during mr. obama's first trip to south africa as president in june of this year, serious consideration was given to a meeting with mandela at the hospital, but even then, he was far too frail and mr. obama huddled instead with the family inside this compound. then brought him to the prison. mr. obama referred to mandela by his south african name of endearment. madiba. >> madiba's words give us a compass in a sea of change. >> with mandela's passing, the president said others must now hold his moral compass. >> it falls to us as best we can to form the example that he set. to make deci
and justice can prevail. >> reporter: the white house announced president obama will go to south africa joining world leaders and south africans for the funeral of nelson mandela. there's a major memorial at the national cathedral here at washington on wednesday for this foreign leader held in high esteem by so many americans. >> thank you. >>> late this afternoon the san francisco mayor invited the entire bay area to pay its respects to mandela as well. the mayor has been asked to chair that event. flags on all city grounds will be flown at half staff until sunset on december 18th. there was skirmishes with police. mandela visited the oakland coliseum back in 199 -- >> when he was released and came to oakland for the coliseum, it was so thrilling that we had a rule not only in his release, but in the change to freedom and democracy in south africa. >> during his visit, he called on those to vote, to divest from south africa apartheid. >>> they held a moment of silence before this morning's opening bell. mandela visited the stock exchange back in 2002. go to nbc bay area news and click
it free at abc7news.com >> president obama and the first lady are on the way to south africa to pay their respects to nelson mandela. now the latest on the other world leaders headed for johannesburg and a final tribute. >> the week long farewell to nelson mandela is underway in south africa. >> this is the spit of the people around the world and here in south africa in the streets and townships and suburbs, people are united, holding hands, helping each other. >> president obama and first lady departed washington if south africa joined by george w. bush and his wife laura, and former secretary of state, hick. tomorrow's event is held in the soccer stadium where mandela made the last public appearance at the world cup closing ceremony in 2010. the world literally is coming to south africa. 91 heads of state and government, ten former heads of state, and dozens of other v.i.p.'s will join 90,000 regular south africans eager to pay were ares to the man who healed a nation and changed history. security will be tight. flight restrictions and thousands of police officers will be on duty
mandela and dismantled apartheid. president obama will travel to south africa to pay his respects to mandela ordered the flags flown at half staff. >> this morning, prince william is remembering mandela as an extraordinary and inspiring man, the duke and duchess were guests at london premiere of "mandela, a long walk to freedom," when they received wore the leader had died. rinse william expressed his sympathies as he live theater with kate and a moment silence was held after the final credits. >> musician richie was the first to tweet about the leader. when mandela made the tour of the united states in 1990 richie actually served we as his fashion stylist and was if charge of updating the look after three decades in prison. in the bay area, many petroleum -- petroleum who had the honor of seeing him in person are remembering the leader. he inspired tens of thousands during an appearance at the oakland coliseum 23 years ago. it was singing and celebration and he was here in june of 1990 a few months after being released from prison. 58,000 people packed the coliseum. he delivered
president obama and former presidents bush and clinton head to south africa next week for services honoring that country's first black president. this weekend south africans are celebrating his life with songs and marches. mourners say mandel's leadership transform their country, including his 27 years in jail, protesting against apartheid. >> growing up, we weren't allowed -- it's just always been to me that rebellious person who fought for us. >> tomorrow is the national day of prayer in south africa. on tuesday, president obama will attend the official public memorial service in johannesburg. mandela will be buried on december 15th in the village of qunu where he grew up. >>> the remaining pilot whales that stranded on the coast of florida may have rescued themselves. on tuesday 51 whales were spotted either beach order in shallow water near the florida everglades. several whales died on the beach and others were euthanized, but most of the whales apparently swam up, making it to deeper water and safety. biologists say they don't know what caused the whales to come ashore. >>> about 60
, with president obama and the first lady just boarding on the way to south africa to pay tribute this week to nelson mandela with other world leaders >> gas prices have got up three cents a gallon according to the new survey putting the national average for a gallon of regular at $3.29, nearly ten cents less than a yearing a at this time. california above average price rose four cents to $3.5 a gallon and the cheapest gas in the lower 48 is in tulsa, oklahoma, where drivers pay $2.84 a gallon and the most expensive gas is not in the bay area but in los angeles, $3.61. >> butterflies are the latest political target in san francisco, the commission on the environment approved a resolution urging the toy been releasing but the for flies at weddings saying they are animals to be respected and should not be used add decorations. mop arcs are the most sought after for ceremonies. supporters are concerned the butterflies could damage native species. >> a start-up is looking to invent the incredible edible egg without the "egg." the san francisco start-up backed by bill gates is scouring the plane
this morning, president obama is on the way to south africa to pay tribute to form former south african president nelson mandela leaving in merchandise at 5:00 a.m., and will attend the national memorial service along with former presidents jimmy carter, bill clinton and george w. bush. it will be held at the stall where delaware made the final public appearance at the 2010 world cup. >> many have been gathering outside of his home in the meantime, and in johannesburg since word of his death broke, he will lie in state for three days before three is laid to rest after a state funeral in his home village next sunday. >> thousands pay tribute to "fast and furious" star paul walker this weekend of the site where he died in a fiery car crash. fans and mourners added items to the large memorial north of los angeles. local car clubs organized the gathering by social media and the sheriff estimates 5,000 people showed up including "fast and furious" actor. maybe we can remember how great a guy three was and celebrate. >> good to see people coming together for the pull of thanking the friends a
and why some oppose. >>> president obama heading to south africa for nelson mandela's funeral. how the service will serve as a rare union for other elite americans. >>> newschopper2 has just arrived. we're looking at lanes of the crash on highway 4 being cleaned up, live as we speak. you can see. the damage is already done. find out how long this back up is on highway. >>> when was the last time it was this cold? 1989, 1990, and 1972. moist words were set in 1972. we'll if we've set any -- we'll see if we've set any records yet -- coming up. >>> welcome back. 7:15. new this morning, president obama is on his way to south africa right now to attend the memorial service for nelson mandela. now, you watched it here live on the morning news about two hours ago. president obama and first lady michelle obama boarding air force one. now, also on air force one for the trip to south africa former president george w. bush, his wife, laura, and former secretary of state hillary clinton. former presidents jimmy carter and bill clinton will also be attending the memorial but they are traveling
investigation later today. >>james: south africa prepares for the memorial service of former president nelson mandela. we will take the latest on the memorial plans. president obama and first lady michelle obama will leave for south africa to attend mandelas memorial service. those details coming up. ic, snowy weather causes damage to cars canceling flights and trans on the interstate. we will give you a look at weather problems across the country. whatoes at first spooul tte le? ok. hoy bunches oats. ching! mmmm! mmmm! mm! it's thoats. honey. yeah. hoy bunches oats. is ia grt cereal. now to the latest on the worldwide mourning of nelson mandela. yesterday marked the beginning of one week of memorial events honoring the former south african president. flowers and memorabilia have been set up all across south africa. mandela died late thursday at the age of 95 wednesday and thursday, mandela's body will lie in state in pretoria. a state funeral is planned for sunday. president obama and the first lady leave today to join the dozens of dignitaries honoring mandela tomorrow in south africa. a
they sang in memory and mourning. >> great fighter. strong man. >> south africa president delivered the long dreaded new news. >> our nation has lost its greatest son. our people have lost a father. >>reporter: president obama praised the man he culled a personal inspiration. >> we have lost one of the most influential, courageous and profoundly good human beings that any of us will share time with on this earth that. sense of loss ranged from royalty. >> extremely sad and tragic news. remind what an extraordinary and inspiring man nelson mandela was. >> to regular people. >> is there a man who has more people aware of what he has contributed. >>reporter: as young man nelson mandela faced daily humiliation of living under part hide. system of government enforced racial division that led to the oppression of the majority. black south african. he made the fate for his country and people liberation his cause. in 1964 he paid the price of his own freedom sentenced to life in prison. free free man della became situation monmust with demands for free south africa. the president th
thursday at the age of 95. at one ceremony mandela was remembered by the man who succeeded him as south africa's president. >> what inspired by what he and his generation were able to do, for millions of our people, to engage in struggle, to end in justice. >> president obama and first lady michelle obama will attend a public memorial service for mandela tomorrow. former president jimmy carter, bill clinton and george w. bush also plan to attend with their wives. then mandela's body will lie in state for three days before his burial. >> mr. mandela is also being remembered in the bay area. kpix5 shows us the celebration of mandela's life and legacy at a bay area church. >> reporter: when san francisco's glide memorial church remembered nelson mandela at their morning services the only thing missing was sadness. the mood was joyful as a children's choir honored the passing of the man being called the father of a nation. >> it's bigger than that. i mean, nelson mandela touched all of our lives regardless of where we were in the world. >> pastor williams met mandela twice, the first time a
obama will head for the funeral of nelson mandella in south africa. we have live pictures and we believe the president is in one of the vehicle arriving in maryland. we will keep an eye on it and they are pulling up to air force one right now, just watch these pictures. president barack obama will be joined on the trip by former president george w. bush, his wife laura and former secretary of state secretary of state hillary rodham clinton. former president bill clinton will also be going to the funeral of nelson mandella and we are watching the vehicle doors in front of air force one. and we see first lady michelle obama getting out one side and president barack obama getting out the other. we are about to walk up the steps of air force one and we can tell you jimmy carter and former president bill clinton will also be going to the memorial but they will be traveling separately. first lady michelle obama is getting ready to take off from there heading to south africa where they will attend the funeral and we will watch them walk up the steps. people in south africa are still gathering o
of the south african embassy. >> it is a sense of my boys can have the opportunity to do a lot are month things. >> president obama attending a hanukah reception at the white house, remembered mandela as a champion of human rights. >> a moral giant who embodied the dignity and courage and home and sought to bring about justice in south africa but to inspires millions around the world. >> they were moved by his long walk to freedom imprisoned for 27 years he was a global symbol of the fight against apartheid from the cell he rallied millions against race. and injustice. in 1990 the south african government, under heavy pressure at home and from around the world released mandela and began dismantling apartheid. >> never again shall it be that this beautiful land will be oppressed one by another. >> next week, south africa will hold a memorial at a stadium that seats 95,000 people. the white house says president obama will attend. >> thank you. hearts are heavy around the world and here in the bay area where the antiapartheid movement took center stage decades ago. mandela visited the bay area in
was able to do, to engage in struggle, to end in justice. >> president obama and first lady michelle will leave tomorrow for south africa. they'll attend a national memorial service for mandela on tuesday. >>> bay area churchgoers also honored the former south african president today. john shows us the celebration of his life and legacy at san francisco's glide memorial church. >> reporter: when san francisco's glide memorial church remembered nelson mandela at their services, the only thing missing was sadness. the mood was joyful as the children's choir honored the passing of the man who is being called the father of the nation. >> it's bigger than that. nelson mandela touched all of our lives regardless of where we were in the world. >> reporter: pastor sisal williams met him twice. he said mandela's power came from his ability to rise above the outrage of his imprisonment to become an irresistible force in the position of change. >> being in prison for 27 years, you hear me? 27 years. and then walking out of that prison as a new person completely. there's no doubt about it. he li
>> president obama and first lady michelle obama will leave for south affirca to attend the memorial service for nelson mandela. those details coming up. >> icy, snowy weather causes damage to their cars, cancels their flights, and strands them on the interstate. we'll give you a look at weather problems across the >> now to the latest on the worldwide mourning of nelson mandela. yesterday marked the beginning of a week's worth of memorial events honoring the former south african president. flowers and memorabilia have been set up all across south africa. mandela died late thursday at 95. the coming days will be filled with symbolism and solidarity. as well as a mix of western and african traditions. this is all what cnn had on lt. gen. solomon makgale said monday officers would "make sure people are able to grieve in a safe environment." makgale said south african police, diplomats and intelligence services had been in touch protect visiting heads of state, including u.s. more than 80,000 mourners are expected to attend the memorial tuesday for the anti-apartheid hero at a stadium in the so
and forging a new south africa. and at the white house, president obama spoke about the man who inspired his first steps into politics. >> like so many around the globe, i cannot fully imagine my own life without the example that nelson mandela set. >> reporter: the president said he will continue to live by mandela's example. he will join other world leaders in south africa on the state funeral sunday december 15. south africa has entered into 10 days of mourning. his body will be laid to rest at his ancestral home. live in washington, i'm tara mergener, back to you. >> and tara, we understand the funeral preparations are a huge undertaking. what can you tell us? >> reporter: in fact, these funeral preparations, michelle, have been compared to a world cup inauguration, a coronation, all together at the same time. so a very big deal. now, coming up, we have a national day of prayer and reflection. that comes up first on sunday. there's going to be memorial in johannesburg on tuesday. then mandela's body will lay in state before the state funeral in his hometown. again, his body will be buri
, former president george w. bush and president obama are all expected to travel to south africa to honor him. tara mergener for cbs news, washington. >> the bay area has a special connection with nelson mandela and the anti-apartheid movement. the human rights leader visited here in 1990 just after his release from prison. during that visit, he met with cecil williams. >> you can tell that he was above the divisions, he was above anything that occurred that would take away from being with people and making sure that people understood he was going to be different, different because that was mantra, that was who he was. >> mandela's appearance at the oakland coliseum was the final stop on his u.s. freedom tour. 58,000 people packed the stadium to hear the iconic leader speak. >>> pulling up stakes after decades in the east bay. >> every year, business deteriorates. there's no business down here except for the night life. >> the changing face of a neighborhood that's costing one businessman his livelihood. >> and a landing that almost goes sideways. incredible pictures of how the pilot held
there is rejoicing and singing. [ singing ] >> right now you are looking at live pictures from south africa where a crowd gathered outside nelson mandela's home. he led south africa out of apartheid and became a statesman. president obama said nelson mandela was an inspiration guided by love and not hate. >> for now let us pause and give thanks to the fact that nelson mandela lived. a man who took history in his hands. and bent the arc of the moral universe towards justice. >> nelson mandela visited oakland in 1990s months after he was released in prison. he spent 27 years in a jail cell. ktvu's rob roth is live in oakland with a look at his lasting impression. rob? >> reporter: a sculpture of nelson mandela sits here in oakland. people we spoke with say he leave as legacy of peace and integrity. [ singing ] >> reporter: when nelson mandela appeared a thet oakland coliseum in 1990 -- at the oakland coliseum in 1990. he knew nelson mandela and pictured with him moments before nelson mandela went on stage before that appearance. >> very warm and engaging. there was nothing arrogant about him. but w
tribute happening as we speak. as dawn broke, the celebration in south africa continues, the nation lovingly remembering the man. president obama said mandela's journey from prisoner to president, taught him the power of hope. >> we've lost one of the most influential, courageous and profoundly good human beings that any of us will share time with on this earth. >> reporter: mandela was born in south africa's black elite. but he led the movement against apartheid and was thrown in jail. tonight, south africans remember. >> our thoughts are with the millions of people across the world who embrace him as their own. >> reporter: when nelson mandela walked free after 27 years, he won the presidency, calling for racial reconciliation. and he made it work. no retribution. no trials. just forgiveness and an example to all. the world embraced nelson mandela. the u.s. congress gave him highest honors. tonight, the white house's flag is at half-staff. and this sign is up at the apollo theater. leaders in south africa are consulting with mandela's family regarding the funeral plans. but it is
did for us. >> president obama is expected to travel to south africa to attend the mel mother service for nelson mandela. mandela also had strong ties to the bay area. he also said the movement by uc berkeley students back in 1986 calling on the university to divest more than $2.5 million from the south african government was a crucial step in ending apartheid. as soon as he was released from prison he paid a visit to the bay area. >> he carried off the presence as if he was totally unaware of how significant he really was. >> estimated 58,000 people turned out to see mandela at the oakland coliseum that day. nelson mandela was 95 years old. he had been ill off and on for more than a year. he passed peacefully surrounded by his family. >>> new this morning an earthquake in napa but no, ma'am reports of any injuries or damage at this point. the earthquake measuring 3.7 shook the community of anguin. that is 24 miles northeast of santa rosa. some people says they felt desks and chairs move but no major jolts. >>> you will see a sea of red when the 49ers take on the sea hawks. but you ma
of the cold weather. >>> president obama and the first lady will travel to south africa to attend a memorial for nelson mandela on tuesday. as tina krause reports, huge crowds are paying tribute round the clock to the man who changed the destiny of that nation. >> reporter: south africans celebrated nelson mandela's life into the night. paying tribute to their country's first black president. ♪ earlier in the day, mandela's grandchildren met with well wishers who shared flowers and memories of the man they call the father of their nation. he is -- >> as far as i'm concerned will always be the greatest man that -- ever lived. and i love him and may he rest in peace. >> reporter: paying their respects and the crowds will only get bigger throughout the week as the official memorial begins. children in man deal dell la's former home danced to celebrate his life. on tuesday, the township will host a memorial service at a soccer stadium where up to 100,000 people are expected. world leaders are headed to south africa to honor the antiapartheid leaders who spent 27 years in prison. he was a fello
and a private farewell for those closest to him. president obama and the first lady will go to south africa next week and pay their respects. at least two former presidents, bill clinton and george w. bush will also be flying on board air force one. today we spoke with the reverend cecil williams in san francisco about the impact nelson mandela had on his life. >> i was just so overcome by this man who was not just soft- spoken but who articulated and interpreted to people his genuine humanness, his genuine concern for human kind. no wonder he was a world leader. >> this is a photo of reverend williams with nelson mandela. it was taken when the two met in oakland in 1990, just four months after mandela was released from a south african prison where he had been held for 27 years. president obama has ordered all flags on federal buildings to be flown at half staff in honor of nelson man dell la. the flag was also lowered today at the state capitol, one of the wayscalifornians are paying tribute. san francisco will host a civic memorial mall to remember the -- memorial to remember the life and lega
camouflage wrap ♪ that's my kind of holiday on sunday in south africa and today we learned that president obama and former presidents george w. bush, bill clinton and jimmy carter will attend a tuesday memorial service for nelson mandela in johannnesburg. this as family and friends remember the former leader of south africa. >> this represents the country. >> nelson mandela will be laid to rest in grand style. on tuesday a memorial service like the world has never seen. some 905,000 people packed -- 95,000 people packed in the stadium. the former president will lie in state in the nation's legislative capitol. he will be laid to rest in the village of his boyhood. those closest to mandela say they will miss the simple things. he was one of mandela's closest friends and his lawyer. he remembers his friend's consideration even at the hospital this last few months. >> make sure you take a jacket and don't leave it behind. for a man who is critical about my jacket says something about this man. >> in the last several months of his life, a number of family's problems are public from what to do
. flowers and memorabilia have been set up all across south africa. mandela died late thursday at the age of 95 wednesday and thursday, mandela's body will lie in state in pretoria. a state funeral is planned for sunday. president obama and the first lady leave today to join the dozens of dignitaries honoring mandela tomorrow in south africa. a south african soccer stadium that holds nearly 100,000, will serve as the backdrop for a national memorial service for the anti-apartheid icon. former presidents george w bush, bill clinton and jimmy carter also expected to attend. george herbert walker bush will be the only living u.s. president not to attend. they will join tens of thousands of mourners at the stadium. a cockroach possessing powers to withstand harsh winter has made itself at home in new york city. rutgers university biologists say the species is well documented in asia but was never confirmed in the united states until now. they suspect the little critter was likely a stowaway in the soil from ornamental plants. the newcomer was first spotted in new york in 2012. the scientists
spent a whole lot of time and making nelson mandela. >>: barack obama spend more time. >>: a moral giant who embodied dignity courage and hope and sought to bring about justice not only in south africa but i think to inspire millions around the world. >>: and he wasn't the only one to reflect on and that was death. >>: he was a champion for justice and a fighter for our human rights. >>: he is the kind of individual the that the words he spoke were so profoundly talented to your spirit. >>: he wanted to persuade the people of south africa as a whole that they did not have to be afraid of fundamental to rid cnn's twitter tracker showed news of mandela's death spreading around and you're the 1000 tweet per minute. after samuel l. jackson rolled never met a better person in my life then nelson mandela. my sympathy to his wife and country. at the south african embassy in washington the flag was lowered to half staff. i'm andrew spencer reporting >>darya: a new development in the crash that killed actor paul worker. that's what corporate 18 year-old jamieson witty was arrested for allegedly s
is reporting that president obama is making plans to travel to south africa to attend the memorial service for nelson mandela. in the meantime mandela had strong ties to the bay area. he always said the movement by uc berkeley students back in 1986 calling on the university system to divest more than $2.5 billion from the south african government was a crucial step in ending apartheid. >> and he came back to the east bay to the oakland coliseum top thank the hundreds, the thousands of people that had been there, americans, in solidarity with south africa trying to get that regime done. >> estimated 58,000 people turned out to see mandela at the oakland coliseum that day. mandela spent 27 years in prison for fighting apartheid and was set free. mandela never expressed bitterness about his time behind bars. instead he called for reconciliation and forgiveness. four years after his release he was elected president. nelson mandela was 95 years old. he had been ill on and off for more than a year. he passed peacefully surrounded by his family. >>> students will probably be wide awake at one sou
. obama are traveling to south africa today to attend tuesday's public memorial service for nelson mandela. the anti-apartheid icon died thursday at the age of 95. former president george w. bush and his wife were invited to join the obamas aboard air force one. president obama's expected to speak at the service which is being held at a 90,000-seat sports stadium in johannesburg. >>> some of the nation's top reformers of all time were honored last night in washington. piano man billy joel, opera star martina arroyo, herbie hancock, shirley maclaine and carlos santana received kennedy center honors. the president was among those paying tribute. >>> prince harry's trek to the south pole with the teams of wounded service members including one from the u.s. is no longer a race. nbc's ayman mohyeldin tells us why it's been turned into an exercise of survival and cooperation. >> reporter: it began as a race to the south pole. wounded soldiers, hollywood actors and a prince. three teams all racing for a good cause. but this amazing race was taking a dangerous toll on the teams. >> we've had a cou
shirley mcclain. >>> south africans packed houses of worship to celebrate the life of nelson mandela. today's national day of prayer kicked off a series of memorials leading up to mandela's burial. president obama and first lady michelle obama will leave for africa tomorrow. they will join former president jimmy carter, bill clinton and george w. bush at a national memorial service on tuesday. >>> back here in the bay area, people began signing a memorial bo memorial book at skyline memorial park in san mateo county. you can sign the book until the end of the month. the cemetery plans to send it to mandela's family in south africa. another book of condolences will be available at san francisco city hall starting tomorrow. >>> thousands paid tribute to "fast and furious" star paul walker at the site he died at the car crash. they added items to an already large memorial in los angeles. local car clubs organized the gathering via the social media. the sheriff estimated 5,000 people attended and some even cruised by the crash site in their own sports cars. you. >>> legal trouble for hik
will attend the memorial service. the bushes will travel to south africa with president and mrs. obama on air force one. also word that former president bill clinton will be there as well. he has been talking about nelson mandela's legacy. president clinton telling fox news's ed henry that mandela gave him advice during the monica lewinski scandal, interestingly enough. he says that mandela, who spent 27 years in prison, taught him not to hate his enemies. >> i said, didn't you hate those people when you went in? i seen the pictures of you as a young man. you were really mad. he said, i realized they could take everything from me, everything except my mind and my heart. those things i would have to give them, and he said i decided not to give them away. and he looked right at me and he said, "neither should you." the heat was really being turned up in congress, and mbeki looked at me and he said, madiba told me to give you a message. he said i have no earthly idea what it means, but you would know what it means. i said what did he tell you? he said i should remind you not to give them away. >
the service, including president obama and the first lady and former president george bush and his wife laura. >>> san francisco is planning its own memorial to the former president of south africa. it is set for wednesday, december 11, at 8:00 a.m. at city hall. mayor's office will also have a condolence book starting on monday. the public can sign that. flags in the city have been ordered to fly at half staff until next sunday. >>> and tomorrow, we will air a special one-hour tribute to the life in the work of nelson mandela and you can see it beginning at 6:00 on our sister station, kpix5. >> these two teams, they don't like each other. >> hoping to avoid a scene like this. bay area police come up with their game plan attack. any trouble at candle stick this weekend. >> ice storm working its way across the nation turns deadly. the main focus covering 800 miles of road. >> at risk, bay area kids on a mission they never thought they would experience. what they are learning to give them a head start to their future. ,,,,,,,,,,,, at a minivan ful >>> this scene sparked national outrage in n
memory and keep him in peace. >> president obama will attend the state funeral for nelson mandela in south africa on december 15th. mandela died thursday night at the age of 95. he is credited with transforming a country out of apartheid and considered one of the great civil rights leaders. tributes to him are coming in many forms. the white house flag will fly at half-staff through mon. last night they were half-staff at the state capital. here in california in sacramento. california was one of the leaders of the movement and discouraged people from investing in south africa. nelson mandela is trending. a group of pilot whales stranded in the everglades in florida back at sea also trending. lebron james co-starring with kevin hart in a comedy. and tgif, thank god it's friday. and winter storm across the country people are waking up to bitter cold. and you can follow us anytime at #cbssf. >>> cold snow and ice is the weather plaguing the country now from the lone star state to lake erie millions of people are in a deep freeze. as marlie hall reports the weather is brutal and dange
. >> in washington, dc, people gathered at nelson mandela statute out of the south african embassy. >> it and a sense of my boys can have the opportunity to do a lot more things. >> president obama attended a hanukah reception at the white house, remembered delaware -- nelson mandela as a champion. >> a moral giant who embodied the dignity and courage and hope and sought to bring about justice that only in south africa but inspiring millions around the world. >> millions remain moved by the long walk to freedom. imprisoned for 27 years he bill a global symbol of the fight against apartheid. from his cell he rallied millions against racism and injustice. in in knew the government under heavy pressure at home and from around the world, released mandela and began disman telling apartheid. >> never again shall it be that this will have the oppression of one by another. >> there will be a memorial at a 95,000 stadium. president obama will attend. >> hearts are heavy around the world and the bay area where the antiapartheid movement took center stage conclude as ago. mel knell visited in 1990 giving a spee
mandela said the movement calling on the university system to divest more than $2.5 billion from the south african government was a crucial step in ending appar thighed. >> he came back to thank the hundreds, the thousands of people that had been there. >>> president obama said in addition to greatly admiring mandela was personally inspired by him. >> like so many around the world i can't not imaginely life without the example that nelson mandela set. >> the president ordered the flags at the white house, federal buildings, and military bases to be flown at half staff until sunset on monday. >>> amber alert has been issued in the bay area for a missing teenager from washington state. 14-year-old elizabeth romero was last seen leaving her school wednesday afternoon which was about 180 miles southeast of seattle. surveillance video shows her getting into the car with her boyfriend who is 19-year-old eduardo. he was last seen driving a 2001- 2003 ford escape with temporary washington plates. investigator think the two could be heading to mexico and may drive through the bay area. >>> oakland
and military facilities. president obama made the order yesterday evening and flags will continue to fly at half staff through sunset on monday. >> in washington, a memorial is growing outside the south african embassy with people leaving cards, candles and flowers following the announcement of the death. a visitor said you cannot put in word was he did for south africa. >> similar seen -- scene in long do where notes and flowers are left. this video was shot a few hours ago. his daughters were in london when they got word of their father's death. they attending the premiere of the new film honoring the late south african leader. >> this paris, the eiffel tower is lit up in south africa colors in honor of delaware. you can see green, red and blue lit up on the tower. >> back in the un, the apollo these they are in new york city harlem showing appreciate to mandela saying "nelson mandela, he changed our word." people are sharing memories and you can leave your thoughts on our facebook page. stay with us abc7 news for continuing coverage of the death of nelson mandela. we will have bay are
movement. president obama long with president bush and president clinton will be traveling to south africa to honor nelson mandela. he will be buried on sunday, december 15th. >>> here at home, the reverend williams tells us about mandela's legacy. >> i woventure to say that he may be one of the most important world leaders, if not the one as the leader of human concern and freedom and liberation which he desperately espoused and made happen in his life time and our lifetime. >> the reverend williams says he will always remember nelson mandela for his courage and conviction. >> and we had that cold front that passed through the bay area. pretty much south of east of us, we will take a look at the cold temperatures that will continue in the bay area and when we can expect the warmup. omg, jack. have you ever checked out these new product ideas people post on your page? they're kind of amaze. ...ing. yeah - that's where i got the ideas for my new- fajita ranch melt. seasoned chicken with a gooey blend of pepper jack cheese, roasted peppers and onions, on toasted sourdough for just $3.99. is
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